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Timothy Busfield is a Actor American born on 12 june 1957 at Lansing (USA)

Timothy Busfield

Timothy Busfield
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Birth name Timothy C. Busfield
Nationality USA
Birth 12 june 1957 (67 years) at Lansing (USA)

Timothy Busfield (born June 12, 1957) is an American actor and director. He has played Eliot Weston on the television series thirtysomething; Mark, Kevin Costner's brother-in-law in Field of Dreams; and Danny Concannon on the television series The West Wing. In 1991 he received a Primetime Emmy Award as best supporting actor in a drama series. He is also the founder of the 501c3 non-profit children's theatre Fantasy Theatre for Children and B Street Theatre.


Busfield was married to actress and director Radha Delamarter before divorcing in 1986. The couple had a son, Willy. In 1988 he married fashion designer Jennifer Merwin, with whom he had children Daisy and Samuel. They filed for divorce in 2007.

A representative for Busfield said in January 2013 that Busfield had become engaged to actress Melissa Gilbert over the holiday season. They were married April 24, 2013 in a private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. Busfield and Gilbert now reside in Howell, Michigan.

Best films

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Striking Distance (1993)

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Filmography of Timothy Busfield (23 films)

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23 Blast
23 Blast (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by Dylan Baker
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Stephen Lang, Alexa Vega, Mark Hapka, Max Adler, Kim Zimmer, Dylan Baker
Roles Duncan
Rating64% 3.202183.202183.202183.202183.20218
Travis Freeman, a local football star, is an average high school junior. Living in the town of Corbin, Kentucky, his inner circle includes his supporting parents, girlfriend, and childhood best friend, Jerry Baker (Bram Hoover) Life is normal for Travis until one day he is stricken with a series of severe headaches and a bacterial meningitis infection. After being rushed to the hospital, Travis undergoes surgery to remove the infection and save his life. He comes out of the procedure alive, but he is now blind. After losing his sight, Travis experiences depression as he adjusts to life without sight. When forced to abandon football, Travis’ shallow, cheerleader girlfriend quits him, and he faces the decision of having to attend the school for the blind away from home. With the help of his parents, best friend, Jerry, another childhood friend, Ashley, and his mobility coach, Travis pulls through and is able to adapt to his new disability and starts his senior year at Corbin High School. Every day after school, Travis attends football practice, but watches, with help from his friend, Ashley, from the sidelines. His coach and mentor, Coach Farris, approaches him one day about joining the team again. Without much convincing, Travis rejoins the football team as a center and helps the team turn around their losing season advancing to the state playoffs.
Restless Virgins, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Vanessa Marano, Daniel Bacon, Jedidiah Goodacre, Charlie Carver, Elise Gatien, Timothy Busfield
Roles Senator Whitman
Rating55% 2.7585252.7585252.7585252.7585252.758525
L'académie de Sutton est une école prestigieuse. Néanmoins, les inégalités règnent entre les élèves. En effet, les adolescents qui ont des parents riches dictent littéralement leur loi au sein de l'établissement. Emily est en quatrième année et dirige le journal de l'école. À l'aide du journal, elle va dénoncer les injustices trop nombreuses qui règnent dans cette école, d'autant plus qu'elle est directement concernée puisqu'elle est la fille d'un dentiste. L'arrivée d'un certain Lucas va changer la situation.
Save the Date, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Geoffrey Arend, Mark Webber, Jessica Morris
Roles Benjie
Rating57% 2.850782.850782.850782.850782.85078
Sisters Sarah (Lizzy Caplan) and Beth (Alison Brie) are in relationships with bandmates Andrew (Martin Starr) and Kevin (Geoffrey Arend). Beth is making plans for her wedding with Andrew. Sarah, an artist, moves in with Kevin but struggles to overcome her ambivalence. At a performance by Kevin, Sarah is approached by Jonathan (Mark Webber), who has a crush on her and has been hanging around the bookstore she manages. He decides to approach her but withdraws when he overhears she's living with the lead singer of the band (Kevin). Kevin, ignoring warnings from Andrew, proposes to Sarah from the stage. Overwhelmed, she moves out and gets her own apartment. She talks to Jonathan at the bookstore and a new relationship blossoms. Beth in the meantime has become obsessive about her upcoming wedding plans, causing friction with Andrew and Sarah. Sarah feels isolated when she discovers she's pregnant and pulls away from Jonathan without explanation. She eventually tells Beth, who seems to take it as an attempt to ruin her wedding plans. At this point Sarah has a first solo show of her work. Andrew, Kevin, and Jonathan all attend, but Beth doesn't. The opening at the gallery acts as a catalyst, and all things come to a head.
Beyond the Blackboard, 1h40
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Emily VanCamp Bowman, Timothy Busfield, Steve Talley, Willow Shields, Treat Williams, Julio Oscar Mechoso
Roles School district's HR representative
Rating75% 3.793743.793743.793743.793743.79374
The story takes place in 1987 and follows a young teacher and mother of two who, fresh from college, ends up teaching homeless children at a school without a name. With the support of her husband, she overcomes fears and prejudice to give these children the education they deserve.
Beyond the Blackboard
Directed by Jeff Bleckner
Genres Drama
Actors Emily VanCamp Bowman, Steve Talley, Willow Shields, Timothy Busfield, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Nicki Aycox
Roles School district's HR representative
Rating75% 3.793743.793743.793743.793743.79374
Pour son premier poste d'enseignante, Stacey Bess, âgée de 24 ans, est affectée à une classe dans "L'école sans nom". C'est un espace, censé être une salle de classe, et situé dans un centre pour les sans-abris. Les enfants sont de tous les âges, la salle de classe est piteuse, sale et dépourvue de l'essentiel comme des bureaux et des livres. D'abord dépassée par les événements, Stacey relève ses manches et transforme sa classe en un environnement chaleureux et confortable où les enfants acquièrent des connaissances, mais aussi le respect de soi et de la dignité.
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie, 1h24
Directed by Polly Draper
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff, David Levi, Thomas Batuello, Shelby Young, Allie DiMeco
Roles Timothy Busfield
Rating40% 2.020142.020142.020142.020142.02014
The film begins with an introduction to the documentary from the boys. Nat and Alex Wolff, aged nine and six respectively, are members of the fictional band The Silver Boulders which also consists of Thomas, David, Josh, and their manager Cooper. The band found success after a music executive (John B. Williams) signed them to his label, Who's the Man Records. The band performs their new song "Motormouth" at a concert in the Hammerstein Ballroom. After the show, the band members describe how their group started and a clip from their music video "Crazy Car" is shown.
National Security, 1h28
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn, Bill Duke, Eric Roberts, Colm Feore, Timothy Busfield
Roles Charlie Reed
Rating56% 2.802872.802872.802872.802872.80287
Two LAPD policemen, Hank Rafferty (Zahn) and his partner Charlie Reed (Timothy Busfield), investigate a warehouse break-in and discover a gang of thieves, one of which shoots Charlie dead before they escape.
Terminal Error, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Actors Michael Nouri, Marina Sirtis, Timothy Busfield, Audrey Wasilewski, Scott Clifton
Roles Elliot
Rating40% 2.028312.028312.028312.028312.02831
Elliot, an ex-employee of a computer firm wants revenge and befriends the boss Brad's son Dylan giving him an MP3 file containing a computer virus. This virus creates havoc all across the city by poisoning the water with chlorine, making planes crash and ultimately developing an intelligence of its own. The virus is eventually traced to a server and is terminated by another equally powerful virus created by Brad and Dylan with a Game Boy Color.
Dead in a Heartbeat, 1h31
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Judge Reinhold, Penelope Ann Miller, Timothy Busfield, Fulvio Cecere, Matthew Walker, Matthew Walker
Roles Franklin
Rating53% 2.657542.657542.657542.657542.65754
Gillian Hayes is performing heart surgery to attempt to save the patient. Another doctor decides that saving the patient is hopeless. After the patient dies, Dr. Hayes was upset at the other doctor for giving up. The coroner said that it appears as if something had exploded from within the patient's chest. Lt. Tom Royko questioned Dr. Hayes in her office about the patient who died and Dr. Hayes suspected that Lt. Royko considered her to be a suspect. Royko said Hayes was not a suspect.
Trucks (2000)
, 1h35
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Transport films, Trucker films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Timothy Busfield, Brenda Bakke, Jay Brazeau, Aidan Devine, Rick Skene, Brendan Fletcher
Roles Ray
Rating39% 1.9614051.9614051.9614051.9614051.961405
In a small American town, the town residents live peacefully. But one day, trucks mysteriously start to come to life and develop their own minds, but they end up prompting violence, starting to destroy houses and kill people, and the rest of the townspeople have to figure out a way to destroy them all before they kill all the residents of the town.
Buffalo Soldiers
Directed by Charles Haid
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Actors Danny Glover, Mykelti Williamson, Glynn Turman, Carl Lumbly, Lamont Bentley, Tom Bower
Roles Maj. Robert Carr
Rating61% 3.0943453.0943453.0943453.0943453.094345
L'histoire de la traque d'un guerrier Apache nommé Vittorio, qui abattait sans scrupule les colons du Nouveau-Mexique.
First Kid
First Kid (1996)
, 1h41
Directed by David M. Evans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Political films, Children's films
Actors Brock Pierce, Sinbad, Zachery Ty Bryan, James Naughton, Timothy Busfield, Art LaFleur
Roles Woods
Rating52% 2.6049852.6049852.6049852.6049852.604985
Sam Simms (Sinbad) is a Secret Service agent assigned by his superior Wilkes (Robert Guillaume) to protect President Paul Davenport's (James Naughton) rebellious 13-year-old son Luke Davenport (Brock Pierce) after Luke's behavior causes another agent Woods (Timothy Busfield) to be replaced for mistreating Luke in front of media cameras. Woods is later fired for failing his physical. Simms sees this assignment as undesirable, but a possible stepping stone to protecting the President. He fails to connect with the boy at first, and Luke continues to misbehave, including an incident where he releases his pet snake Poison into a White House party. After seeing Luke get beat up by the school bully Rob (Zachery Ty Bryan), Simms feels sorry for him - he had felt alone as a teenager, too (losing his father in Vietnam) - and they become friends. Simms, a former boxing champion, agrees to sneak Luke out against the wishes of the chief of security Morton (Art LaFleur) and teach him how to fight.
Little Big League, 1h59
Directed by Andrew Scheinman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, John Ashton, Ashley Crow, Kevin Dunn, Billy L. Sullivan
Roles Lou Collins
Rating61% 3.09823.09823.09823.09823.0982
Billy Heywood (Luke Edwards) is a preteen son to a widowed single mom, Jenny (Ashley Crow), and a Little League Baseball player. Billy's grandfather is Thomas Heywood (Jason Robards), owner of the Minnesota Twins.
Quiz Show
Quiz Show (1994)
, 2h13
Directed by Robert Redford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about television
Actors John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scofield, David Paymer, Hank Azaria
Roles Fred
Rating74% 3.7485053.7485053.7485053.7485053.748505
In preparation for the latest broadcast of the popular quiz show Twenty One, the questions and answers to be used are transported from a secure bank vault to the studio as producers Dan Enright (David Paymer) and Albert Freedman (Hank Azaria) watch from the control booth. The evening's main attraction is Queens resident Herb Stempel (John Turturro), the reigning champion, who correctly answers question after question. However, both the network, NBC, and the corporate sponsor of the program, a supplementary tonic called Geritol, find that Stempel's approval ratings are beginning to level out, meaning the show would benefit from new talent.